20.05.14 by Jeff

Best of Kickstarter: “Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared”

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Becky & Joe are the creators of “Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared”, a brilliant video series that mixes live action, stop motion, 2d animation, puppetry, learning, and a touch of pure evil. You can see the first two episodes here and here. They’ve just announced plans to make several more episodes and would love to do it independently so they can keep the creative spirit of the show alive.

Watch the video below!

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12.05.14 by Jeff

Animation: “Totem” by Caleb Wood

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Another feast for the eyes from animator Caleb Wood (previously featured here, here, here, and here). Watch “Totem” below.

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08.05.14 by Jeff

Music Video: Metronomy “Reservoir” Directed by Daniel Brereton

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A whole lot of markers must have been used in this hand-drawn animation for Metronomy’s “Reservoir”, directed by Daniel Brereton (previously posted here and here). Watch the video below.

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06.05.14 by Jeff

Animation: “I Decided To Leave” by Daniel Britt

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This surreal animation by Daniel Britt (from the insanely talented This Is It Collective) is nothing short of a masterpiece. Brilliant writing, and flawless animation. Hats off to everyone involved, especially sound designer Oswald Skillbard. Watch “I Decided To Leave” below!

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05.05.14 by Jeff

Animation: “Birder Dash” by Max Litvinov

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Apparently this is Max Litvinov’s first animated short, kinda hard to believe though. Fantastic style here, really looking forward to seeing more. Watch “Birder Dash” below.

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05.05.14 by Jeff

Best of Kickstarter: “1050.6(c) against Showtime” Film by Scott Carthy

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Director Scott Carthy beautifully documents the divisive subculture of subway car performers in this 7-min short documentary. From what I can gather 1050.6(c) is the section of the New York Transit code that states panhandling and performing on trains is prohibited.

Scott is hoping to raise funds through Kickstarter to shoot a longer, more in depth, film about these dancers. Watch the 7-min short film below!

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29.04.14 by Jeff

Official Trailer: “Boyhood” Film by Richard Linklater

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I haven’t been this excited for a film in a really long time. Richard Linklater’s film “Boyhood” was filmed over the course of 12 years with the same cast. It looks incredible. The film stars Ellar Coltrane, Ethan Hawke, and Patricia Arquette among others. Watch the trailer for the film below.

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24.04.14 by Jeff

“Yosemite” by Photographer Ian Ruhter

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That little guy up on that cliff there is one of the most passionate photographers I’ve ever met. His name is Ian Ruhter and unless you’ve been living under a rock you’re already familiar with his Silver and Light project that’s seen his life savings become an old delivery truck / giant mobile camera. If this is news to you watch this, and this, and read about the time I met him in Vancouver.

Ian’s latest film sees him, and his co-conspirators Lane and Will, return to Yosemite a year and a half after what Ian calls his biggest failure in his life. “Yosemite” is a huge milestone in Ian’s inspiring project. Watch the video below!

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